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Articles from the December 6, 2018 edition

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Early December snows put moisture total 5" above average

By Joe Stuver Other than perhaps a wish for more moisture, November, 2018 was a pretty fine month. The elections were over on November 5, ending months of negative campaign ads and rhetoric. The last...

 

Hawk Wrestlers open their season in Sidney

The Broadus Hawk wrestling team traveled to their first tournament of the season, last weekend in Sidney. The tournament, according to Broadus Head Coach Frankie Schoonover, is one of if not the toughest tournament of the season for his team. Twenty...

 

Byrd to temporarily fill Clerk of Court position

Clerk of District Court Aletta Shannon is currently recovering from a stroke, and plans to return to work when possible. In the meantime, Vanna Byrd has taken over Aletta’s Clerk duties. The office will be open during normal hours, and folks may...

 

Hunting season wrap up

Now that the local big game hunting season has been put to bed for the year, we figured a wrap up of the season was in order. From talking to folks around the county, the first phrase on everyone’s lips tended to be something along the lines of...

 

Scenes from the Stroll

Despite the rainy conditions, locals enjoyed the food, festivities, and friendship of the Broadus Christmas Stroll last Friday, sponsored by the Powder River Chamber of Commerce and...

 

Open a Montana Medical Savings Account before Dec. 31 and save $242 on 2018 Montana Income Taxes

(PR Extension) Have you had any medical expenses so far this this year that weren’t covered by your health insurance policy, a flexible spending account (FSA) or your Federal Health Care Savings Account (HSA)? If so, you can still open a Montana...

 

National Park Service selects Broadus for Trail Development

The National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program will provide technical assistance for the Town of Broadus, the Powder River Trails and the MSU Powder River County Extension Service to develop a trail system in...

 

Note to those receiving this week's paper late:

By executive order, the President gave all non-essential Federal employees this Wednesday off, to mourn for former President George H.W. Bush, following his passing. This included most of the US Postal Service. The order didn’t come through...

 

Virgil "Bud" W. Worrell

Virgil "Bud" W. Worrell, age 89 of Broadus, passed away on December 1, 2018 at the Powder River Manor in Broadus, MT. Bud was born on March 19, 1929 in Roberts, Wisconsin to Harold and Minnie... Full story

 

Chloryce "Clo" Wiltse

Chloryce "Clo" Wiltse, 84, beloved wife of Gary Wiltse, entered into rest on November 16, 2018. A memorial service will be held at a later date.... Full story

 

Numerous wrecks keep first responders busy

The arrival of inclement, wintery weather has provided a source of endless calls for local law enforcement, ambulance, and fire department services, as they respond to the myriad vehicle wrecks on...

 

Jesse Ambulance & PR First Responders awarded as Master Pediatric EMS Service

Robin Suzor, MT Emergency Pediatric Medical Services Program Manager with the Montana DPHHS, recently congratulated the local agencies on their award: “Congratulations to the Broadus Ambulance Services. They are one of the few of Montana’s EMS Se...

 

4-H News

The Tongue River Cross Roads 4-H club is off to a great start. We elected officers. Casey Knobloch made an awesome video about what we like about 4-H. She interviewed all of us. This video was shown at Ashland Public and St. Labre schools. We wrote...

 

Commissioners Proceedings

November 5, 2018 All commissioners were present for their meeting. Minutes were presented and approved. Hearing no public comment on the day’s agenda, the board addressed routine business items before scheduled department meetings. Marty Drane,...

 

Powder River Conservation District Scholarships Now Available

By Liz Riter The Powder River Conservation District is sponsoring college scholarships for worthy recipients. The scholarship deadline is December 21, 2018 and recipients will be notified of their awards by January 8, 2018. Criteria for the...

 

Court Report

Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Robert Anderson, Battlefield, MO, daytime truck speeding (74/60) $105. Edwin Blanchard, Biddle, MT, speeding in restricted zone (56/45) $65. Brian Hopkins, Powderville, MT, tobacco possession under 18 years old...

 

VFW Auxiliary Plans Christmas Dinner

By Annie Brimmer Such a short time ago the VFW Post and Auxiliary were together for the Veteran’s Day program at the Powder River Manor. It was nice to honor our veterans. And now it’s time for the Auxiliary Christmas Dinner. The dinner is...

 

Appleman attends National 4-H Congress

By Karena Appleman I had the privilege of attending National 4-H Congress during Thanksgiving weekend in Atlanta Georgia, thanks to MT 4-H, our local 4-H Council and Teen 4-H. There were 15 delegates...

 

Tax Preparation & Equine Nutrition Focus of Annie's Project

(PR Extension) Who would think the topic of tax preparation could be interesting and exciting? Missy Billing, CPA of Gardner and Billing, captivated and engaged participants of Annie’s Project earlier this week, according to Powder River...

 

Museum Quilt Raffle winner announced

By Twila Talcott The drawing for the beautiful log cabin quilt (sewn on treadle sewing machines by members of the Stitch and Chatter Quilt Club) was held at 7 p.m. the evening of the Christmas Stroll. Carolyn Heidel Johnson of Green Bay, Wisconsin...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, December 8, 1988 Over 100 protest Brewer Ranch purchase at local hearing Between 100 and 150 Powder River County residents, including five commissioners and a state representative, attended last Thursday’s informal hearing to protest the...

 

Light of Love Memorial Continues

By Kelda Page The Christmas Holiday Season is approaching and some of us must face the season with only memories of past holidays shared with loved ones we have lost. Others may be celebrating the holidays without family members who are serving in...

 

Real Estate Transfers

Estate of Jeannette P. Lei to Jayme Lei-Lepisto, Deed of Distribution, Lot 4, T5S, R47E, Sec. 01 SW4SE4; Lot 5, T5S, R47E, Sec. 01, SE4SE4; Lot 1, T5S, R47E, Sec. 12, NE4NE4; Lot 2, T5S, R47E, Sec. 12, NE4NE4; Lot 7, T5S, R47E, Sec. 12, SE4NE4; Lot 8... Full story

 

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